Met With Painful Accident.
Cogswell.—John Stout met with a painful accident in a runaway while cutting grain on his farm in Brampton township. A colt that had never been hitched to a binder before became frightened when the machine was put into action and started the trouble by rearing and kicking. Then the horses broke into a run through the field with the binder in gear. Stout lost his seat and in falling caught his right hand in the elevator gearing and it passed between the chain and the cog wheel. He managed to stop the team. He came to Cogswell where the doctor dressed the injured member. The hand was badly smashed but was swollen so it was impossible to tell just how serious the injury is.
Turtle Mountain Star, 8/17/1911